The 2019 Lunar New Year ushers in the Year of the Pig. Characterized as ethical, socially-aware, and lovers of leisure, those influenced by the pig in the Chinese zodiac tend to be drawn to opportunities to give back… and opportunities to lay back. Take travel inspiration from the pig in 2019 with our suggested experiences that complement both sides of the pig’s noble and carefree personality.
As travelers become more aware of the environmental impacts of tourism on destinations, Ker & Downey recommends more roads less traveled. Here are three eco-travel destinations to see now.
Kenya’s natural diversity has always attracted safari seekers, so it makes perfect sense that luxury properties are working hard to ensure that the pristine landscape remains preserved for years to come. Ker & Downey’s luxury travel expert Michelle Nicholson recently embarked on a journey to eco-friendly Kenya and shares some of the environmentally-conscious practices she learned about at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, Naboisho Camp, and Rekero Camp.
Environmentally conscious travelers rejoice in this selection of Kenya’s sustainable camps and lodges that pair luxury with conservation. Enjoy an eco-friendly journey to East Africa with sustainable properties in mind.
It’s Earth Day! To celebrate, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite eco-friendly lodges and camps around the world. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa This year’s theme for Earth Day is “Trees for the Earth.” It’s a plan to plant 7.8 billion trees by 2020, so we’re kicking off our list of favorite eco-friendly lodges with the lodges and villa at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, a longstanding favorite of Ker & Downey’s. Set among an ancient milkwood forest, Grootbos is dedicated to preserving the earth for future generations. After a fire in 2006 destroyed much of Grootbos […]
Treading lightly when exploring our big, beautiful world doesn’t mean sacrificing the little luxuries. Check out a few of our favorite ultra-gorgeous eco-friendly properties that have reimagined existing places and taken good care of the environment they share, with future generations of travelers in mind. The Singular Patagonia Torres del Paine, Chile Housed within the walls of a former meatpacking plant, the quirky industrial feel of The Singular Patagonia has been carefully preserved. Adhering to the latest LEED certified protocols for environmentally-friendly building, the building’s historic interior became the dining room, bar, and reception area. Six Senses Soneva Kiri Koh […]